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AUTO CLUB NHRA FINALS


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WHAT: 52nd annual Auto Club NHRA Finals, the final of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the final of six races in the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Drivers in four categories - Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle - earn points leading to 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world championships.

 

WHERE: Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Pomona, Calif. Track is located off I-10 at Fairplex Drive. From I-10, go north on Fairplex drive and follow the signs to Auto Club Raceway at the Fairplex.

 

COURSE: Championship drag strip; Track elevation is 1,100 feet above sea level; Track direction is north to south.

 

WHEN: Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 10-13

 

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, Nov. 10 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying

 

FRIDAY, Nov. 11 - LUCAS OIL SERIES qualifying

MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 3 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, Nov. 12 - LUCAS OIL SERIES eliminations

MELLO YELLO SERIES qualifying at noon and 3 p.m.

 

SUNDAY, Nov. 13 - Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.

MELLO YELLO SERIES eliminations begin at 11 a.m.

 

TELEVISION:

Friday Nov. 11, FS1 will televise one hour of live qualifying coverage at 11:30 p.m. (ET).

Sunday Nov. 13, FS1 will televise one hour of qualifying coverage at 11:30 a.m. (ET).

Sunday, Nov. 13, FS1 will televise three hours of live finals coverage starting at 4 p.m. (ET).

 

2015 EVENT WINNERS: 

Shawn Langdon, Top Fuel; Del Worsham, Funny Car; Allen Johnson, Pro Stock; Eddie Krawiec, Pro Stock Motorcycle.

 

MOST VICTORIES:

John Force, FC, 8; Kenny Bernstein, TF-FC, 6; Greg Anderson, PS, 5; Bob Glidden, PS, 5; John Myers, PSM, 5; Warren Johnson, PS, 4; Dave Schultz, PSM, 4; Tony Schumacher, TF, 4.

 

TRACK RECORDS:

Top Fuel - 3.700 sec. by Shawn Langdon, Feb. ’14 and 332.34 mph by Langdon, Nov. ’15

Funny Car - 3.884 sec. by Jack Beckman, Nov. '15 and 331.45 by Matt Hagan, Nov. '15

Pro Stock - 6.480 sec. by Erica Enders, Nov. '14  and 213.84 mph by Drew Skillman, Nov. ’15

Pro Stock Motorcycle - 6.766 sec. by Andrew Hines, Nov. ’12; 198.29 mph by Eddie Krawiec, Nov. ’12

               

NATIONAL RECORDS:

Top Fuel - 3.671 sec. by Steve Torrence, July ’16, Sonoma, Calif.; 332.75 mph by Spencer Massey, Aug. ’15, Brainerd, Minn.

Funny Car - 3.822 by Matt Hagan, Aug. ’16, Brainerd, Minn.; 335.57 mph by Hagan, May ’16, Topeka, Kan.

Pro Stock - 6.455 sec. by Jason Line, March '15, Charlotte, N.C.;  215.55 mph by Erica Enders, May ‘14, Englishtown N.J.

PS Motorcycle - 6.728 sec. by Andrew Hines, Oct. ’12, Reading, Pa.; 199.88 mph by Hector Arana Jr., March ’15, Charlotte, N.C.

                                               

TICKETS:

For tickets call (800) 884-NHRA (6472). Tickets also available online at www.NHRA.com/tickets.

 

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CONTACT: NHRA Communications Department, (626) 914-4761. John Byczek, ext. 424, (409) 392-4440, cell, [email protected].